If you are eager to try your hand at sports
handicapping, then the first step is to know what handicapping is all about and
what you intend to do to become a serious handicapper. First of all, you need
to be aware of the various terminologies used in sports handicapping. For
starters, handicapping refers to betting or predicting the outcome of a
particular game and this involves studying and analysing the statistics of the
game, the sports trends, weather and injury related information as well as
resorting to other complex methods such as calculation of mathematical formulas
which helps the handicapper forecast and clearly reckon the end result of a
particular match. Point spreads and money lines are the other common terms used
in sports handicapping which indicate how one team is preferred over another.
Sports handicapping has been around for centuries but
has evolved professionally only in recent times. On one hand it is a means to
add excitement and glamour to a sport, on the other; it is a lucrative
investment tactic for some. To be able to predict the winner of a game or match
one requires expertise and skill that do not come easily to one and all. For
example, if you are a football handicapper, it involves keeping a close watch
on the people involved in the sport, scrutinising the sports trends and
football statistics carefully and constantly reading and updating yourself
about the various aspects of the game.
A sports handicapper is usually aware of all that is
happening in the sport of his interest only because he is following it day in
and day out dedicatedly and spends considerable amount of time watching the
sport or reading about it. A professional handicapper at most times spends days
researching on a team, its players …
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As the 2 year countdown kicks off
across the UK the world’s medal-hopefuls are gearing up for the start of the
London 2012 Olympics and construction of the site is well underway. Kevin
McCloud has already been busy taking a peep and has spied a “hint of
awe-inspiring architecture” amid the numerous challenges that lie ahead.
Zaha Hadid’s Aquatics Centre – titled the ‘Pringle’ thus far to the organisers’
slight consternation – may turn out to be the architectural star of the show
especially when Danny Boyle works his magic as Artistic Director at the opening
ceremony, but who will be the sporting stars? Will there be another rising
talent like Amy Williams’ incredible gold medal victory at the Winter Olympics
in Vancouver, or will ‘veteran’ Sir Chris Hoy be the one to watch in the
cycling velodrome – and while we’re at it what makes such a sporting success
story, and what can we mere mortals learn from their journey?
Chairman of the London Organising
Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) and keynote speaker Lord Sebastian Coe
has learnt more than a thing or two as a double Olympic champion and chairman
of the successful Olympic bid. In business, sport, and politics he values the
importance of healthy competition, passion, and the need to surround himself
with people smarter than he is. As he says, “I work long hours and often
have to make tough choices between work and family life, but so does everyone.
We’re all in this together and share a vision that we understand.” This
level of teamwork and leadership is also emphasised by Olympic gold medal
winner Sir Matthew Pinsent, whose coach Jurgen Grobler outlined the 5 key
factors which could lead to his victory with Sir Steve Redgrave in the coxless
pair and the …
Who knows how weight training
really started. One can only assume objects such as rocks were lifted and other
such objects, until eventually specially crafted dumbbells and barbells were
created. When all is said and done, training with free weights is still pretty
much the same as it’s always been. Machine training on the other hand is
something relatively new. The idea of having a machine assist in a lift may
contravene the ingrained idea of making the muscles take all the strain, but I
feel quite often the true point is missed. My article aims to shed some light
on what machines can really do for you, and why they can prove to be just as
valuable as free weights, if only people approached them in the right way.
People always seem to want to pit
machine training against free weight training, when the smartest of trainees
will always see the benefits in using both, as machines and free weights offer
different benefits. At the most basic level when questioning whether machines
are of any use or not, consider this: professional bodybuilders are at the
uppermost of their genetic potential thus aren’t necessarily capable of big
gains anymore – even when pumped full of state of the art steroids – yet they
still use machines. If machines didn’t work, people who’s entire career depends
on winning prize money and sponsorship deals by being the biggest and best
wouldn’t waste a minute on them.
Machines also make for safer,
more confident lifting for many people. It’s a given most people harbor the
fear that one day, for whatever reason, they will become stuck under a weight
and put themselves in trouble – particularly if nobody is there to ‘spot’ them.
Such fears can make people switch to lighter, less challenging …
There are numerous reasons why
millions of people enjoy taking part in various sporting activities. For some people
it’s all about keeping fit and staying in shape. For others, it may be about
team-work or social aspects of the sport.
If you’re thinking about taking
up a new sport, or maybe considering spending more time doing a particular
sporting activity, then it makes sense to think about your motivation in
advance. What are your reasons for doing more sport?
You may not have sat back to
think about them in any structured manner. But doing so can give you more
clarity and make things more rewarding. Different sports and recreational
activities will be suited to differing individuals. Have you thought about when
you will be taking part in your sporting pursuits?
Some sports tend to be associated
with specific times of the year. Here in the UK, for instance, cricket is very
much seen as being a summer sport. This is understandable, since it relies on
having good weather conditions. Taking up cricket will allow you to spend
plenty of time out in the sunshine.
But there may also be some
negatives associated with the sport. If you usually have a busy social calendar
in the summer months then you may not want to be restricted by having to make a
commitment to play cricket every weekend. You may prefer, instead, to take up a
These might include games like football
and rugby. But these also have their downsides. If you don’t like playing in
wet, windy, cold conditions then they may not be perfect for you!
There are, of course, many
activities that are perfectly suited to being played indoors. Indeed, you can even
play indoor variations of football and cricket. These could be worth
considering if …